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    Arrow Modern Wooden Houses

    I saw these two modern wooden houses on the banks of the Thames near Henley. It struck me that they could be adapted to Thailand. Note that both have folding doors to completely open the room up, which I remember someone else being interested in a while ago.








    I bet they would be cheaper in Thailand.
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    Have to admit, I do like some of the designs. However, the problem that immediately springs to mind is way to many windows. This can be overcome with AC, but it will be expensive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hillbilly
    This can be overcome with AC, but it will be expensive.
    Or larger roof overhangs.

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    Protection to prevent a break in would be difficult.

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    ^wot, like steel bars on all windows, broken m150 bottles on top of ya boundary wall sorta protection?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRed
    I bet they would be cheaper in Thailand.
    Wood is more expensive in Los than steel.

    Cheaper to build with steel than wood here.....just does not look so good.

    I am currently buying logs, posts, floorboards and cladding for a bungalow.

    The teak cladding i am using is 85b for 2m at around 15cm wide, it is rough finished on edges but smooth on finished front and back.

    100b for half logs of teak, around 10/15cm.

    This is new young teak, so not the aged nice dried stuff.

    floorboards yet to settle on.

    6m beamsn 6x6inch 3000b rough or 5000b finished.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hillbilly
    Have to admit, I do like some of the designs. However, the problem that immediately springs to mind is way to many windows. This can be overcome with AC, but it will be expensive.
    I think the first one has possibilities with the doors opening full width. I suppose they could be half glazed for more privacy. If you did a good overhang and put all the glass on a shady side I would have thought it would be ok with triple glazed doors.

    Security is a different issue. I always think a couple of big dogs are a good deterrent. I don't think big double glazed units are as big a security risk as you might think, it would be easier to knock a hole through the wall. Not sure how insect proof those concertina style doors are though.

    I'm sure they would be cheaper in Thailand, Henley on Thames is hardly a cheap location (123,750,000 baht):

    http://www.jacksonsriverside.com/propertydetails.php?id=465
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nawty View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by BigRed
    I bet they would be cheaper in Thailand.

    I am currently buying logs, posts, floorboards and cladding for a bungalow.

    The teak cladding i am using is 85b for 2m at around 15cm wide, it is rough finished on edges but smooth on finished front and back.

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    Woods expensive everywhere, including LOS. The first house I built here was in Khon Kaen 22 years ago. It was all wood. Even then it cost me 350,000 baht !! The 9 sows ( posts ) plus the main roof frame cost 85,000 baht and the posts were only 6" square by 7 metres long. Then you have to be ever vigilant against termites, even if you have the wood treated. The only advantage is that if you move you can take the house with you !!

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    If you like the lapboard look and don't want the high maintainence and initial cost of timber, you might consider Conwood siding. It comes in several widths and grain patterns.

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    Yes you can have repeating and matching grain patterns even.

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